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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

Address: 1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: 505-841-2800
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Ranked #14 of 104 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid...
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Went to this museum. It's two stories with a "timeline" of prehistoric periods that you walk to and see displays of dinosaurs, prehistoric water life, geology, etc.. Quite interesting and well done. There wasn't any display of present day natural history though and the gift shop only had gifts, toys, educational toys and clothes for children. There were two movies... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Was very surprised by the size of the museum and the exhibits, along with its diversity. Would repeat!!!

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Farmington, NM
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15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Well, I wanted to go see the section on computer history. The toddler had other ideas and we spent most of our time in the dinosaur section. So even if you have small kids, this place is sure to be a hit!

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The museums were fantastic!! We also watched the showing of the Chipmunks in the wild. Pandas were showing but we missed the start time. Would have loved to see the Pandas.

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Volcano, California
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31 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This museum is worthy of the Smithsonian - absolutely world class. It traces the history of New Mexico from the formation of planet Earth to present times. Educational and fun!!!

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Albuquerque
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A fun New Year's Masked Ball at the Natural History Museum and the Explora Museum. Fire pits and food trucks in the street between the two buildings. Wine and beer. Dancing to a live band. Free mask-making craft table with tons of supplies. Wandering amongst the dinosaurs while admiring others outfits and masks. Loved it.

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Portales, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My little cousin and I visited the museum during winter break, and we both had a great time. His favorite exhibit was the dinosaur exhibit, he was really excited with all the fossils and articulated skeletons. I thought all the exhibits were well done, and I especially liked the hands on activity room. The museum is also in a great... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Spent the better part of the day exploring the museum with my family and we had a blast. Dinosaur displays, minerals and rocks, the geologic history of New Mexico, and the Mars rover. The displays were well done and the kids had fun learning. They have a theater and a nice gift shop but we skipped those today. The reasonable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Not as cool as other museums in the area, but the kids enjoyed the dinosaur exhibits. The section on computers was interesting, but don't expect the kids to care too much about it. Some of the interactive exhibits were dated, but overall we had a good time.

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South Carolina
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My family and I visited the Museum of Natural History over Christmas vacation. Very nice museum. Very easy to walk around. Kids and adults would enjoy this museum. Explanations are in both English and Spanish. Art museum is within easy walking distance also. If you have time to kill in Albuquerque, makes for an relaxing visit.

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